Shakespeare's first play was most likely Henry VI Part I, which was first performed between 1590 and 1591 and printed in 1594. Because no recorded dates exist for first performances of any of Shakespeare's plays, scholar... More »

William Shakespeare wrote a total of 38 plays over the course of his lifetime, which can be divided into the genres of tragedy, history and comedy. Nearly half of Shakespeare's plays were unpublished until around 1623, w... More »

While most Shakespeare scholars agree that William Shakespeare wrote the plays attributed to him, others, known as anti-Stratfordians, point to Christopher Marlowe, Sir Francis Bacon, Edward de Vere and others as possibl... More » Art & Literature Literature Classics

Within two years of writing his first play, "Henry VI, Part One," which put him on London's theatrical map, Williams Shakespeare was so famous that established playwright Robert Greene referred to him as an "upstart crow... More »

There are three main categories that William Shakespeare's work can be divided into: sonnets, plays and poems. There are four sub-categories that the plays can be divided into: comedies, tragedies, romances and historica... More »

As of 2015, an online summary of the play "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare can be found at the CliffsNotes website. The site is free to use and does not require registration. More » Art & Literature Literature Plays

Although there is some controversy about whether William Shakespeare actually authored all of the plays attributed to him, there is no evidence to support the belief that he used someone else's work. There are a number o... More » Art & Literature Literature Plays